Wiltshire Blouse

“Sue Shoesmith from The Lewes Sewing Bees has made this gorgeous Liberty blouse using one of our new exclusive fabrics – Wiltshire Funshine. Sue tells us about her beautiful make below.

“I decided this year that I needed to make a loose, longer sleeved top to keep me from burning in the summer, I considered linen but felt it would be too heavy, so Tana Lawn® was the obvious choice.  Light and airy but with its weave having a very high thread count it doesn’t crumple and has clarity in it’s designs. I chose the Wiltshire Funshine fabric from Alice Caroline’s Halcyon Daze Exclusive Collection, although it’s a paler fabric than I would normally wear I really liked the combination of blues and yellow, giving it a light but not too fussy feel.”

:I made the fabric up in the Imogen top pattern by Sewmesomething patterns, a British independent company that also has one line tips and tutorials in case you get stuck on tricky techniques like the placket.  As tana lawn is so fine I used French seams throughout but have just discovered a pinking blade for my rotary cutter which I’m going to try for my next Tana Lawn® project.”

I love this blouse. Just perfect for this weather. Tana Lawn® has such a cool and lightweight feel – it’s great for summer clothes. Thanks so much Sue for sharing your gorgeous project with us.

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